Welcoming new arrivals
More than 88,000 Afghans fled to the United States after the Taliban assumed control of the government in August 2021, and the United States will continue to welcome more Afghans over the next several years.
Those wishing to learn more about Afghan new arrivals can access curated resources from our partners at Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Switchboard and others:
Recognizing Diversity, Ethnic Tensions, and Social Values
In this Switchboard blog, learn about Afghan new arrivals and the unique customs, traditions, and beliefs that migrate with them as they begin to integrate into life in the United States.
Considerations for Culturally Aware Communication
This Switchboard blog features practical tips for culturally aware communication among Afghan newcomers. Learn about verbal and nonverbal cues, language and dialect considerations, and other general communication tips from Dr. Farid Saydee.
Guide: Brief Overview for Clinicians Caring for Afghan New Arrivals
This resource and webinar from the Center of Excellence in Refugee Health summarizes the key information that clinicians need to know to care for Afghan new arrivals, such as using medical interpreters, potential health conditions, previous health screenings and healthcare access.
E-Learning: Caring for Newly Arrived Afghans
This on-demand training module from the University of Minnesota teaches participants how to screen for various physical and mental health concerns in refugee patients, in addition to giving an overview of the refugee resettlement process more generally.